Systemet Människa - Byggnadsverk. Ett ontologiskt perspektiv.

Translated title of the contribution: THE SYSTEM-MAN BUILDING: An ontological aspect

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

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Scientifically based concepts and general theories of the object of knowledge are necessary start-ing-points for research, education, and practical application in a field of knowledge. In the field of ar-chitecture such concepts and theories are lacking. Architecture deals with questions of buildings and man’s use and experience of buildings. The hypothesis of the thesis is that with man’s use and experience of buildings emerges the system man-building. This system is the object of architectural knowledge.
The starting-points of the thesis are ontological theories (especially systems theory), architectural theories, and empirical observations. The thesis includes an account of basic concepts in ontology and systems theory. These are applied to describe certain properties of man, social systems, artifacts, socio-technical systems, and society. In the light of this, basic concepts and general theories of buildings and the system man-building are developed.
Translated title of the contributionTHE SYSTEM-MAN BUILDING: An ontological aspect
Original languageSwedish
Awarding Institution
  • Faculty of Engineering, LTH
  • Henriksson, Jan, Supervisor, External person
Award date1987 Mar 6
ISBN (Print)91-540-4691-2
Publication statusPublished - 1987

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 1987-03-06
Time: 10:15
Place: Sektionen för Arkitektur, LTH

External reviewer(s)

Name: Nordenström, Hans
Title: Professor
Affiliation: KTH

Name: Nordenstam, Tore
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Universitetet i Bergen


Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Philosophy


  • Architecture
  • Systems theory
  • Ontology
  • Semantics
  • Man
  • Building


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